Category Archives: scholarship

Commonwealth Scholarships (For Australian Nationals) 2017/18 – Call For Applications

Commonwealth Scholarships for candidates from developed Commonwealth countries in 2017/18 are now open.

Eligible Countries – Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand.

Scholarships are available for PhD and Split-Site PhD study in the UK. These Scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), with the aim of supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

Candidates should apply directly to the CSC using the Electronic Application System (EAS).

All applications must be submitted to the EAS by 21 March, 2017 at 23.59 GMT, when the system will close.

Full details of the awards and how to apply are available on our website at:

Any enquiries regarding these Scholarships should be made to the Commission at:

University of Adelaide: PhD Scholarship in Early Modern English History of Law and Emotions – Call For Applications

Early Modern English History of Law and Emotions

Applications are invited for a scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Humanities (History), University of Adelaide.

The scholarship is supported by the Faculty of Arts (Divisional Scholarship), and is part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project, DP160100265: ‘A New History of Law in Post-Revolutionary England, 1689 1760’ (Chief Investigators: Em. Prof Wilfrid Prest and Prof. David Lemmings, University of Adelaide, and Dr Mike Macnair, University of Oxford). The appointee will also be affiliated with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Prof. David Lemmings, who will supervise the successful candidate’s research, is interested in the social and cultural history of law and lawyers, 1690-1760, with a special emphasis on the history of emotions. The student may wish to undertake a comparative study of a group of judges from the period, with the aim of testing, further refining and extending both some of the generalizations advanced in previous research on the early Hanoverian judiciary, and of considering the representation of judges in the emerging print media. Candidates are encouraged to outline (in no more than 250 words) any proposal they may have for a specific thesis topic related to the overall field of study.

Eligibility: Applicants will have a minimum of Honours 2A result or equivalent in History or equivalent discipline, and must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, or citizens of New Zealand, by the extended closing date, 31 March, 2017.

Stipend: The scholarship will be for three years’ full-time study, with a stipend of $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax free for up to three years (indexed annually). It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. The successful candidate will be eligible to apply for a top-up scholarship from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions to the value of $5,000 p.a. stipend and $4,500 p.a. to assist with travel and research expenses.


Prof. David Lemmings
School of Humanities
Discipline of History
Tel (08) +61 8313 5614
Fax (08) 8313 3443

Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form:

Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr. Helen Payne with ‘Application for Judges and English Law. PhD Scholarship’ in the subject heading.

You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing with the subject heading ‘Request for application summary’.

Birkbeck PhD Studentships – Call For Applications

Birkbeck, University of London is now accepting applications for ESRC studentships, the Bonnart Trust PhD scholarship and the Stuart Hall PhD scholarship for October 2017 entry. There are also a number of scholarships specifically for international students. Some are offered directly by Birkbeck; others are offered in partnership with other organisations.

For full details of all scholarships on offer, please visit:

China in Europe, Europe in China: Past and Present (Five Doctoral Fellowships) – Call For Applications

The Faculty of Humanities at Universität Hamburg, Graduate Program: China in Europe, Europe in China: Past and Present, offers:

Five Doctoral Fellowships

The doctoral fellows will carry out research on the basis of an individual proposal concerning the European-Chinese encounter from its beginnings to the present day with a preference for topics from the more recent past. Thus projects must be located in research areas on actors from Europe, whether it be British, French, Russians, Germans etc., and from China. The participating disciplines are linguistics and literary studies, philosophy, anthropology, art history, archeology, musicology and history (see departments on As part of the program, candidates are expected to conduct a long-term research stay of 12 months at Fudan University in Shanghai.

In addition to the individual supervision for each candidate, further training opportunities and supporting service will be provided by the Hamburg Graduate School.

Starting in December 2016, stipends are initially granted for two years and can be extended for an additional year in Hamburg. In the first year of the candidature, the stipends will comprise 1300 Euros per month. The following year at Fudan University will be funded with a scholarship of 100,000 RMB, round-trip airfare and additional benefits.

What we expect

Potential candidates must have an excellent Master or Magister in humanities. Beyond the explicit interest in research in the Chinese-European Encounter, we expect good language and communication skills in English, flexibility, focused research and the readiness to undertake the one-year research stay in Shanghai. Candidates are expected to have a good command of Chinese. Applicants must meet the admission requirements according to the “Promotionsordnung” of the Faculty of Humanities of Universität Hamburg ( Due to rules and regulations, the fellowship cannot be granted to Chinese citizens.

For applications, please submit:

  1. A research proposal of maximum five pages
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A representative excerpt from the applicant’s Master or Magister thesis
  4. Names and contact details of two potential referees (incl. telephone number and email address)

The deadline is November 11.

Interested candidates should submit their application containing the above mentioned documents in one PDF file to:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birthe Kundrus
Universität Hamburg
Fachbereich Geschichte
Von-Melle-Park 6
20146 Hamburg

Tel. 0049-40-428384528

University of Adelaide: Postgraduate Dissertation Scholarships in Early Modern English Legal History – Call For Applications

Two postgraduate scholarships are offered, each of three years duration, one leading to a PhD in the School of Law, the other leading to a PhD in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide. The successful candidates will pursue research on a topic related to the legal order in early modern England, under the supervision of Professor David Lemmings and Em Prof Wilfrid Prest, in connection with “A New History of Law in Post-Revolutionary England, 1689-1760”, a project funded by the Australian Research Council. For further details of these scholarships, eligibility requirements and mode of application, go to, or email

Applications close: 31 October, 2016

The National Library of Australia: Summer Scholarships 2017 – Call For Applications

The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to support younger scholars undertaking postgraduate research requiring special access to the Library’s collections. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Norman McCann (a former National Library Council Member), and of John and Heather Seymour.

Preference for Norman McCann Scholarships will be given to those working in the disciplines of Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies. Preference for Seymour Scholarships will be for those undertaking biographical research.

The scholarships are tenable for a period of six weeks commencing in the second week of January each year. Scholars have privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with many of its staff.

For full details and to apply, please visit:

Applications for 2017 Summer Scholarships have opened and close 30 September, 2016.

ACIS Cassamarca Scholarships for Postgraduate Research in Italy in 2017 – Call For Applications

The Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS), supported by the Cassamarca Foundation (Treviso), is offering UP TO THREE scholarships worth A$6,000 each to provide postgraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university with the opportunity to work on a research project in Italy in 2017. For one of the awards, the Dino De Poli Scholarship which honours the President of the Cassamarca Foundation, preference may be given to applications for research on any aspect of the culture, history and society of North East Italy. Details of eligibility and the application procedure are available at, accompanied by guidelines for describing projects at

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 October, 2016.

Queen Mary University of London: Lisa Jardine Doctoral Studentship – Call For Applications

Queen Mary University of London
Lisa Jardine Doctoral Studentship

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London is seeking applicants for this new PhD studentship, which has been established to recognise the late Professor Lisa Jardine’s many contributions to the university and to disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research.

Applications must be in the area of Early-Modern Studies, and can be held in any one or more (via joint supervision) of the Faculty’s academic Schools. Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with relevant members of academic staff prior to submitting an application.

Applicants should complete a QMUL application form, attaching a 1500 word (max) research proposal, 1 side A4 statement of interest outlining why they wish to pursue their research at Queen Mary, and two academic references. Candidates are advised to discuss their application with their proposed supervisor before submitting their formal application. Application forms, and more details on the application process, can be found at:

Deadline: Monday 18 July, 2016.

The University of Queensland: The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities PhD Scholarships – Call For Applications

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) was founded in July 2015. It seeks to promote high level research in traditional humanities disciplines such as history, philosophy, and literature, while also engaging with more recent developments in the humanities and other fields, including cultural studies, communication, politics and international studies, and science communication. The Institute consists of a number of full-time research-focused academics, postdoctoral fellows, faculty fellows, and visiting fellows. IASH is supported by strategic funding from the UQ Senior Executive and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Most of its specific research projects are funded by external grants.

Available to: Future Student
Level of study: Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: Australian, Permanent Residents or NZ citizen
International student Award value: The scholarship will offer a stipend of $26,288 (2016 rate) and a top up of $7,500 per annum for a total of three years (equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Award), with the possibility of a 6 month extension. International students will receive a tuition fee waiver.
Applications open: 6 June, 2016
Applications close: 18 July, 2016

For full details and to apply, please visit:

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD – Call For Applications

Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries (Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand) are offered for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities.

You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for the following levels of study:

  • PhD
  • Split-site (PhD), where the CSC supports one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in your home country

All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest potential for strategic impact.

If you are applying for PhD study, the scholarship will be tenable only at a UK university with which the CSC has a joint funding agreement. Joint funding agreements will be negotiated individually for selected candidates for PhD study. You should make this clear to your chosen universities.

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, or New Zealand
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
  • By October 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • If you are applying for split-site (PhD) study, be registered for a PhD at a university in your home country

If you have already started your PhD study at a UK university, you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Applications without any supporting statements from your proposed supervisors will be considered ineligible.

The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner – for more information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy.

All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 17 June 2016 at the latest. All documentation – including references, transcripts, unconditional offers and supporting statements – must be provided by 16:00 (BST) on 27 June 2016.

For full details of the awards, and to apply, please visit: